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September 2020

Exploring Private Sector Contributions to Sustainable Development Among Emerging Economies of European Union and Aspiring EU Nations in South Eastern Europe

This will be the Kozmetsky Center for Excellence in Global Finance’s sixth annual collaborative multi-year conference series in transatlantic security held in cooperation with the Center for European Studies and Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin funded with support of a grant by the United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Program. For this event, we are also delighted to welcome our participating partners including the Atlantic Council of Montenegro…

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  • 30th September 2020 - Wednesday
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Kelley Currie, Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues among September Speakers

September — 2nd at 6pm  Sneak Preview of the PBS Special Harbor from the Holocaust featuring panel discussion with film director Violet Feng, Doris Fogel, Manli Ho, and moderated by Bill Clifford, World Affairs Councils of America // 3rd at 1:00pm The Role of the U.S. in Promoting Women, Peace & Security Around the World featuring Kelley E. Currie, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State // 3rd at 5:30pm State…

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October 2020

Kozmetsky Forum featuring Rodger Baker, Senior VP for Strategic Analysis at Stratfor

The World Affairs Council of Austin has partnered with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University to offer a series of Forums on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk.  Our next Forum will feature Rodger Baker.  Rodger Baker leads Stratfor’s strategic thinking on global issues and future trends. As Stratfor’s senior analyst, Mr. Baker guides the company’s analytical process, to include the development of international analyst teams to refine their understanding and application…

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  • 10th October 2020 - Saturday
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Janet Napolitano among Featured Speakers in October 2020

These are the events our members enjoyed in October: 1st-2nd Conversations with the C-Suite: Powering Global Recovery and Change  // 6th at 12pm Kozmetsky Forum on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk featuring Rodger Baker, Senior VP Strategic Analysis at Stratfor // 7-9th  Discover Global Markets: Growth Opportunities in Intelligent Manufacturing. Seize the opportunity to virtually connect with U.S. and foreign government trade officials foreign buyers // 15th at 3pm Conversation with Janet Napolitano, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

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The Globalist Coffeehouse

Please join like-minded “global thinkers” for a lively monthly discussion on the major political/economic issues that our world is currently experiencing. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Initially, this event will be a virtual zoom discussion with break out-groups. This month’s topic will be: Time: A cross-cultural look Attitudes towards time may be different in cultures throughout the world. This impacts diplomacy, global economics, and business in often significant ways.   Time orientation reflects a cultural or national preference toward being past-orientated,…

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November 2020

Kozmetsky Forum featuring Brazil

The World Affairs Council of Austin has partnered with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward’s University to offer a series of Forums on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk.  The focus of this Forum is Brazil. Political Officer Ian Brown at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil will serve as moderator for the presentation. Valerie Belon, Economic Counselor, will provide an overview of the U.S. Foreign Service. Joel Reynoso, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, will…

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Conversation with Jordan Price, Honorary Consul General of Malawi

Malawi’s Honorary Consul General Jordan Price will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about events and opportunities in Malawi, as well initiatives in Austin and Texas.  This program will be moderated by Abdallah Mahmoud, the City of Austin’s Emerging Markets Program Specialist.    

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  • 16th November 2020 - Monday
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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala among Featured Speakers in November 2020

3rd at 12pm Kozmetsky Forum on Global Investment, Finance, Emerging Markets and Geopolitical Risk featuring Ian T. Brown, U.S. Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil //  12th at 1 pm Conversation with Jordan Price, Malawi’s only Honorary Consul General in the United States of America // 16th-20th World Affairs Councils National Conference watch Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Keynote Address // 17th at 11am Educating Toward and Anti-Racist World: Global Competence & Systemic Racism  // 19th at 6:30pm The…

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The Globalist Coffeehouse

Please join like-minded “global thinkers” for a lively monthly discussion on the major political/economic issues that our world is currently experiencing. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This month’s topic will be: Climate Change/Global Warming – we know the problem, but what are the potential solutions? Climate Change/Global Warming has been called an “existential threat” that must be addressed. The question is how? We are increasingly aware of the symptoms – the list is endless. Yet, the solutions are varied and…

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America and the World: U.S. Ambassadors’ Perspectives on Diplomacy in Foreign Policy

On November 23, 12:00-2:00 PM, the World Affairs Council of Austin and the Kozmetsky Center will offer a panel discussion with U.S. Ambassadors assessing the importance of the diplomatic tool in American foreign policy with reference to professional experience and U.S. global interests. The session will be moderated by Kozmetsky Center Director, Dr. Sharyl Cross and will feature Mary Ann Peters, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh 2000-2003; Ken Yalowitz U.S. Ambassador to Belarus 1994-1997 and Georgia 1998-2001; and Roger Harrison U.S.…

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